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Plate Tectonics

Parent Category: Geophysics
Plate tectonics are plate movements which will in turn cause earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mountain ranges, and islands.

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Mountain-building is a result of continental collision, sodestructive plate boundaries. One plate is destroyed by subductionbelow the other, which undergoes compression, buckling and upliftas the collision continues. This is happening at present in Asia,raising the Himalayan Mountains.
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The oceanic plate (sea-floor plate) is denser than the continental plate, so the oceanic plate will be pulled under the continental plate (subduction) and into the upper mantle, creating an underwater volcano.
Predominantly due to friction. Major earthquakes (the ones you hearabout on the news) occur at collision (where two tectonic platesare smashing together) and conservative (where two plates slideside-by-side) boundaries. Rocks (which obviously make up tectonic plates) can undergo twotypes of...
every continent we have today was part of Pangaea
The thinner but more dense crust of the earth is the Oceanic Crust.
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Most earthquakes occur along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which isalong the top half of the pacific plate. . +++ . Perhaps the second major area is the Eastern Mediterranean andneighbouring countries, involving a complex of continental plates,with NE Africa rifting and the Mediterranean closing. . "Top...
The San Andreas fault is part of a fault zone known as a transformfault zone where the two blocks/plates on either side move side byside (rather than on top of or away from one another.) It moves'dextrally' (also known as right-laterally) which means if youstand on one side of it, the other side...
The Alaska earthquake of 1964 occurred along a subduction zone,which consists largely of reverse faults.
Where oceanic lithospheric plates converge or collide, the older, denser, and colder oceanic plate will move underneath the less dense oceanic plate. This is called subduction. The subducting oceanic plate will basically flow slowly downward at an angle as a slab of rock until heating from friction...
We drive our cars/Humans live on the layer called the crust. Earthis made up of four layers, but we still drive our cars/Live on themost outer layer, called the crust.
There is the Crust, Mantle, Outer core, and Inner core. There isn'treally much to them. They are just the layers of the Earth
A colliding plate boundary is the same thing as a convergent boundary. It occurs when two plates collide, forming mountains and volcanoes.
Surface wave cause the most damage during an earthquake.
typically 2 things can happen: 1. the magma rises up and solidify s to become hard rock, so it is rebuilding the plate. This happens at on end of the plate, on the other side the plate is being melted away because its being forced into the magma. 2. volcano's form and earthquakes occur.
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The Alishan Mountain Range in Taiwan lies on the Ring of Firearound the Pacific. The Ring of Fire is a ring of subduction zonessurrounding the Pacific which are commonly associated with volcanicactivity. Subduction zones are usually associated with oceaniccrust (in this case the Pacific) colliding...
Oceanic crusts; the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and East Pacific Rise at zones of seafloor spreading and crustal extensions.
3.2 on the Richter scale is relatively small quake often not even felt but just recorded by instruments. Alternatively: A 3.2 magnitude star is one that is about 0.052 times as bright as a magnitude 0 star. It is a logarithmic scale. The sun has relative magnitude of -27, the full moon -13,...
Continental Drift happened, when the tectonic plates in the earth shifted, and pushed the lithosphere up, causing our continents to split.
PLATE TECTONICS is the study of the movement of the earths continental plates
The Mantle of the Earth is the thickest layer, and while solid, contains elements that cause it to be pliable and flowing due to extreme heat and pressure. It undergoes motions similar to boiling water, known as convection. Convection of the mantle is expressed at the surface through the motions of...
There is a phenomenon called 'magnetic banding' where rockpreserves the orientation of the earth's magnetic field at the timeit's created at constructive plate boundaries. The earth's magneticfield flips every so often in geological history, so we see bandsof rock in the sea floor with alternating...
the active boundary between plates is a ?
\nIt either comes up where two plates move apart. Or where one goes under the other, melts, then rises in a volcano. Or in a hot spot like Hawaii
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the movement and formation of the plates or continents is caused by conduction under the crust.
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Oceanic and Continental crusts are alike because they both shift and move and grow. They differ by there rock types. Oceanic crust is made up of dense basalt while continental crust is made up of less dense granite.
Haiti's earthquake happend in 2010.
Formations related to subduction zones include volcanoes, trenches, and mountain ranges. Associated with subduction zones are earthquakes, faulting, and uplift.
Mesozoic, paleolithic, paleozoic, cretaceous
I am sorry to say nobody knows because one might be made of pumice and the other granite but nobody knows not even expert geographers
The fault zones trend down the line of a failed Precambrian rift. . Faults responsible for seismic activity in the New Madrid Fault zone are not exposed on the surface. . Seismic activity in the area could also be due to the stresses involved with glacial unloading. . Intraplate earthquakes are...
how ever old the earth is.
suduction or sea floor spreading
There is a subduction zone under Krakatoa where the Indian Oceanseafloor is being pushed eastwards under Indonesia. (The Australianplate is moving under the Eurasian plate here.) When the seaflooris pushed into the earth it melts due to increases in pressure andtemperature. The hot, melted seafloor...
Folded mountains form when rock layers are squeezed together and pushed upward
Yes. It is more dense than continental crust.
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Of the three chemical layers of the Earth, the mantle is the middle layer, between the crust and the core.
Plates move because the the crust is in a higher elevation, therefore the crust is on top of the oceanic crust so that is why plates move.
Both, the can scrape past eachother or one can go under the other.
An area of volcanism, high heat flow, and crustal uplifting that is a few hunred kilometers across. Form from the mantle plume breaking through the earth's lithospheric crust.
The theory of plate tectonics that involves movement of plates in the earth's crust.
water puts the Oceanic plates under much more pressure than the air above Continental plates
Yes, it is actually caused by the subduction of two plates: the Cocos Plate and the Caribbean plate.
heat rises and forms a volcano to simplify it
earthquakes make the earths crust collide and sometimes they smash together,such as if one peice of crust goes under the other...makng a point...
Continental drift is the uneven heating of Earth's mantle whichcauses the tectonic plates to move. Every year, these plates moveabout two and a half centimeters.
Yes, the mantle is part iron.
There is a phenomenon called 'magnetic banding' where rockpreserves the orientation of the earth's magnetic field at the timeit's created at constructive plate boundaries. The earth's magneticfield flips every so often in geological history, so we see bandsof rock in the sea floor with alternating...
a hot spot is a volcanically active area that is located far from a tectonic plate boundary
The plates get pushed up, then the the plate that gets pushed, pushes land up then you have a volcano.
Trasform(plates sliding past each other.) Converging(plates colliding.) Divergent(plates moving away.) These are 3 different types of plate boundries
because oceanic plates do not have to hold as much weight as the continental plats
Pangaea was made up of the current major continents on Earth, where they were once combined in one continent.
The mid Atlantic ridge is a divergent plate boundary. At divergent boundaries, two plates move apart from each other and the space that this creates is filled with new crustal material sourced from molten magma that forms below.
The Pacific and North American plates cause most of Alaska's earthquakes.
They provide evidence Pangea existed because mountain belts alongthe margins of North America, Africa and Europe line up as well andhave similar rock types, indication that the continents at one timewere joined as Pangea. Also that indicate that there were oncecontiental drift.
Divergent boundaries, convergent boundaries, and transformboundaries are all cracks in the Earth's crust. They are locatedwhere the Earth's plates border one another.
Eventually the oceanic crust, along with the magnetically aligned minerals contained within, will be subducted into the mantle.
Primarily of basalt, with a crust of sediment or sedimentary rock.
As there is no subduction, the magma is not disturbed and the two plates simply slide past each other, crust is neither created, nor destroyed
neither plates are pushed under the other.
they are Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, and today
Yes, for example the San Andreas Fault is a plate boundary.
On the base of the agar plate.
it is made up of solid iron magnesium and water and ground and calsium nd mantle and all of the stuff under the earth
It would be the crust .
The lithosphere/crust (which is made of tectonic plates). However, the \nplates are NOT rigid and to describe them as such would be \nincorrect, they deform and fold.
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It is not any plate movement (convergent, divergent, or transform). It is actually a "hot spot" in the earths mantel. Subduction occurs and it will start to melt, raise up and break the surface. On a chain the plates continue to move but the hot spot is still there so this continues to happen....
Right now the earth is rotating one revolution every 24 hours. That doesn't seem like much - it is only 0.0007 RPM. But the earth has a huge circumference. If you were to tie a string around the equator, it would be nearly 25,000 miles long. That means that if you could somehow stand stationary...
1. Antarctic Plate and Pacific Plate 2. North American Plate and Eurasian Plate 3. South American Plate and African Plate 4. Antarctic and Australian Plate 5.African Plate and Antarctic Plate 6. Nazca Plate and Pacific Plate
pangea was formed because all the tectonic plates came together and eventually little by little they shifted in different directions and became what you see today